I've been teaching for over twelve years. I taught first grade for two years and third grade for seven years. I was also a part time building coach at my school, where I helped teachers. I have also been a reading interventionist, where I worked with small groups of students on reading skills. I am currently a reading specialist for a rural elementary school. I work with struggling readers in grades K-5, using programs like Read 180, Read Theory, and Epic.
I value the importance of differentiating instruction as much as possible to meet the needs of all students. I also find value in incorporating technology during instruction to keep students engaged.
High Ability/Gifted and Talented certification.
I graduated from Purdue University in 2002 with my BA in Elementary Education with a Computer Education Endorsement. In 2000 I studied abroad in Bath England for 5 months at the University of Bath. I acquired my High Ability certification from Indiana State University in 2015.
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